Originally Posted by cinreds21
Dave Sappelt designated for assignment by Chicago. I do not believe he will be a minor league free agent this off-season since he was drafted in 2008.
For those who aren't aware, any time you're designated for assignment and assigned to the minor leagues, you become a free agent at the end of the year. In other words, even though Pedro Villarreal has optioned, because he was assigned to the Reds' minor league squad when he was taken off the 40-man roster, he may choose to become a free agent at the end of the season.